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  • Writer's pictureGabe Powers

Episode 36: Foreign Remakes of Hollywood Films, feat. Tyler Foster

COVER VERSIONS OF YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES! NOW AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES FROM MULTIPLE COUNTRIES!



Don’t worry, you didn’t select the wrong language track on your DVD Player, you’re just watching familiar movies with an unfamiliar twist. You’ve seen plenty of Hollywood remakes of Hollywood hits – The Ring, The Grudge, One Missed Call, Pulse, other examples that aren’t Japanese horror movies – but what about the opposite thing? Join Gabe and returning guest Tyler Foster for a look at the Turkish version of Rocky, the Niger version of Purple Rain, the Bollywood Silence of the Lambs, the Russian version of 12 Angry Men, the Hong Kong version of Cellular, the Chinese version of Blood Simple, and the Japanese version of Unforgiven. This one went a little longer than usual, but it was worth it!


00:00 Intro

07:15 Çetin Inanç’s Black Lightning (Turkish Kara Simsek, 1985)

23:48 Christopher Kirkley’s Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It (Tuareg: Akounak tedalat taha tazoughai, 2015)

38:06 Tanuja Chandra’s Sangharsh (1999)

58:27 Nikita Mikhalkov’s 12 (2007)

1:21:16 Benny Chan’s Connected (Cantonese: Bo chi tung wah, 2008)

1:43:23 Zhang Yimou’s A Woman, A Gun, and a Noodle Shop (Mandarin: San qiang pai an jing qi, 2009)

1:56:24 Lee Sang-il’s Unforgiven (Japanese: Yurusarezaru mono, 2013)



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